Women’s rights organisations and movements from Asia and the Pacific, comprising 480 women, gathered in Bangkok from 14 to 16 November 2014 to call on our governments for accountability regarding the commitments made almost 20 years ago in the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPFA) to advance gender equality and the rights of women and girls, and to realise our aspiration for a region that is defined by development, economic, social, gender and environmental justice. The BPFA draws its mandate and inspiration from earlier global agreements, such as: the Convention on the…Read more
All women were seen; all women were heard A small attempt to summarize today's discussions The Asia-Pacific Civil Society Forum on Beijing+20 held eighteen simultaneous workshops today touching upon issues that affect women's human rights and their empowerment in the region. The discussions in the workshops will forge the recommendations that civil society will give to governments in the upcoming inter-governmental meeting—UN ESCAP Asia and Pacific Conference on Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment: Beijing+20 review—that will be held on November 17-20 in Bangkok. Cross-cutting issues, such as race, class, ability, age, HIV status,…Read more
JERA International is currently undertaking the B20 Review. If you wish to participate please complete the following survey by clicking the link below! Survey: http://esurv.org/?u=Beijing20 Beijing +20 Review Fact Sheet 2015 marks the fourth review of the Beijing Platform for Action (BPAF) and the twentieth year of its existence as a major blueprint to advance women’s rights. The Beijing Platform for Action (1995) is a landmark agreement that identifies a range of actions governments, the United Nations and civil society groups should take to advance women’s human rights and make gender equality a reality.…Read more
Exploring the economic empowerment of women in conflict affected areas combining UNSCR 1325, CEDAW, BPFA and MDGs To download the document click -> Joining the Dots Gender equality and women’s economic empowerment are essential to achieve effective and sustainable development; to foster vibrant economies and to promote peace and security. It is important to recognize the unique contributions women can make as countries emerge from economic crisis, especially in conflict and disaster affected societies. We take this opportunity to share with you the findings of an Asia Pacific regional research inquiry conducted collaboratively…Read more
The Forum will take place on February 27 & 28, 2010. This Forum immediately precedes the 54th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, which will also undertake a 15–year review and appraisal of the BPfA. Now online registration open...